Fish On! With Denver's Mississippi River Guide Service!


Mississippi River & St. Croix River Fishing Guide Denver McKinnon. Over 38 years of experience!

Denver has been fishing the Mississippi River system for over 38 years. With a lot of experience on the river, Denver feels that guiding is the best way to pass on the Mississippi River and St. Croix river knowledge he has gained over the years.

Whether interested in bring home fish for dinner or looking for a trophy, Denver will do his best to provide you with a happy and exciting day. You can choose the target species between Walleyes, Sauger, and Crappie. The techniques you learn with Denver will help you when you are out on your own on the Mississippi River and St. Croix River. Denver guides on the Pool 2 (St. Paul), Pool 3 (Hastings), and Pool 4 (Red Wing) of the Mississipi River. He also guides on the St. Croix from Hudson all the down to Hastings. Book a trip today with Denver's guide Service, and let your Mississippi or St. Croix River fishing adventure begin!

Check out Denver's recent Mississippi River fishing reports. He adds a report almost each time he is out, so check back often to see what the fish are up to! Also, take a look at his Mississippi River trip logs to see stories from his client trips and testimonials!

"Thanks again so much for a great day fishing. My dad and I had a great time. Good luck with the softball in Mankato and drive safe." - Matt (Red Wing trip 09/23/11)

Got the boat out with the warmer weather and ice fished in the same week

Over the last week and a half the weather has been bouncing around from highs in the lower 40’s to highs in the single digits.   With that being said I took advantage of both ice fishing and also open water at Redwing Minnesota. 

Last week Dillon joined Marty and I to go out and catch some walleye, Northern pike and crappies for Marty to take to the kids clinic in New Prague.  It was fun chasing all the different species both on ice and at times we did a lot of walking to find them big crappies.  Great excersize.   

Valentine’s Day I had the pleasure of sharing my vessel with Meredith and Larry.  We tried a couple different techniques today to get out walleye and sauger.   Always fun taking these two gentlemen out on the water and even better to see them catch fish with the smiles on their faces.   Great time guys see you next time we get out. 

Cold front Thursday and that did not stop me from doing some fishing.   However it was back on the ice.  Caught several crappies, small Gil’s and perch on this date.  The ice bite seemed a little slow after the cold front rolled in.  What are these fish thinking I’m pretty sure they got to be hungry. 

Friday ice fishing again and again I had plenty of lookers on my flasher but only a few smaller sauger and walleye wanted to cooperate for me this day.  It’can be frustrating at times when you see all them fish and they won’t take you bait. 

Sunday afternoon Mike and his good buddy Greg met me at Evert Resort for a late afternoon early evening trip.  I could not of asked for a better couple gentlemen and boy these fish were ready to eat this afternoon.  Mike and Greg you two really put a hurting on the walleye and sauger today.  It was an absolute blast watching you two gentlemen having so much fun on the open water.  And thank you for choosing my guide service.  See you guys in a couple weeks.  

Ice fishing I have been in water depths ranging from 3-21 foot depending on what species I’m chasing. Small jigs ,jignraps and just hook and minnow have worked for me as of late.  

Open water I have been using both plastics and minnows.   Plastics of chose have been paddle tails and ringworms plan on trying everything each day the fish have bitten on something different and colors too.  

Great week and with the warmer temperatures coming in the ten day I can see me getting out for the open water quite a bit feel free to call and set up a date to get out. 

Good luck out there guys and gals!!!

 
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